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Discontentment in AFP brass feared over Noy’s top Army pick By Mario J. Mallari 11/11/2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Discontentment in AFP brass feared over Noy’s top Army pick

By Mario J. Mallari 11/11/2011

President Aquino’s appointment of Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Bautista as commanding general of the 86,000-strong Philippine Army has drawn some questions on how he would lead officers in the field who are mostly his upperclassmen in the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) where seniority is “sacred.”

As Army chief, Bautista has supervision of the 10 Infantry Division (ID) commanders throughout the country and all major support units of the Army such as the Army Support Command (Ascom), Light Armor Division (LAD) and the Special Operations Command (Socom), among other units.

At present, all division commanders except one, 6th ID commander Brig. Gen. Rey Ardo, are senior than Bautista, a member of the PMA Class of 1981 where Ardo also belongs..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20111111hed6.html

1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

baka yung maliliit na sundalo professional, eh yung mga officers na sanay sa pag.grasa, sa pagsuporta sa sedisyon tulad noong edsa 2?

"Military observers said Bautista is now in an awkward situation, commanding his upperclassmen, some three years his senior in the PMA. They claimed that such may lead to discontentment in the military top brass.

"Bautista, however, is banking on the professionalism of the Army as an organization."

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